Dr. Schilling joined the faculty of Southern Adventist University during the summer of 1996. He has previously worked as an analytical chemist in the petrochemical industry and for the U.S. Department of Energy..
Although a native of Southern California, Dr. Schilling obtained his BS degree from Andrews University in 1981. He continued his education at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, California. He received his Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry in 1987. His Ph.D. research was in the area of experimental and theoretical studies of the reactions and bonding between gas-phase transition metal ions and small hydrocarbons.
After graduation he went to work for Amoco Corporation as an analytical chemist, where he worked in the mass spectrometry area for five years. Immediately before coming to Southern Adventist University, Dr. Schilling worked for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. He worked in the area of applying extraction, separation, and mass spectrometric techniques to environmental analysis problems.
He has always been very interested in and supportive of Christian education. In addition to an excellent education he would like to see everyone have the opportunity to learn more of God through their school studies and interaction with faculty, staff, and other students.
Dr. Schilling is married to a dentist and has two sons. He enjoys sports (racquetball, volleyball, golf, etc.), outdoor activities (biking, camping, hiking), gardening, and a number of other hobbies.